The Royal Opera Revives David McVicar’s Production of Adriana Lecouvreur

08/02/2017

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, dancers, chorus and orchestra of The Royal Opera / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 7.2.2017. (JPr)

ANGELA GHEORGHIU AS ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, BRIAN JAGDE AS MAURIZIO © ROH. PHOTO BY CATHERINE ASHMORE

Angela Gheorghiu (Adriana Lecouvreur) & Brian Jagde (Maurizio) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Deeply Touching and Intensely Dramatic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

06/02/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Soloists. Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Oleg Caetani (conductor). Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 27.1.2017. (GF) Read more

Innovative tricks in Opera North’s New, Musically Distinguished Hansel and Gretel

05/02/2017

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists and Chorus of Opera North / Christophe Altstaedt, Grand Theatre, Leeds. 2.2.2017. (JL)

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Fflur Wyn as Gretel and Katie Bray as Hansel (c) Robert Workman

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Jonathan Miller’s Rigoletto Comes Round Again at ENO

05/02/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 4.2.2017. (JPr)

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Monterone (Nicholas Folwell) & Rigoletto (Nicholas Pallesen) (c) Alastair Muir

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Laughter in the Dark: Scottish Opera Pass the Test of Glass’s The Trial

05/02/2017

Philip Glass, The TrialSoloists of Scottish Opera / Derek Clark (conductor),  King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 3.2.2017. (SRT)

Nicholas Lester, Paul Carey Jones and Daniel Norman in The Trial. Scottish Opera 2017. Credit James Glossop.

Nicholas Lester, Paul Carey Jones and Daniel Norman in The Trial (c) James Glossop

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Widow Missing – But The Show Is Good

01/02/2017

Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Joakim Unander (conductor), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm. 21.1.2017. (GF)

Elin Rombo as Hanna Glawari and the Opera Chorus; photo credit - Markus Gårder.

Elin Rombo as Hanna Glawari and the Opera Chorus
Photo: Markus Gårder

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Norma Meets Game of Thrones

01/02/2017

Bellini, Norma: Soloists and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 27.1.2017. (JLZ)

Sondra Radvanovsky in 'Norma' at Chicago Lyric Opera (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Sondra Radvanovsky in Norma at Chicago Lyric Opera
(Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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All Aboard the Orient Express for Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio

30/01/2017

Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 28.1.2017. (JRo)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio (photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio
(photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

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